Jillian van Turnhout has successfully held a variety of leadership roles in Ireland and the EU across business, public affairs and voluntary sectors. Jillian van Turnhout is a consultant providing governance advice to companies and not-for-profit organisations. Her governance expertise emanates from over twenty-five years serving and chairing Boards along with her recognised accreditation as a Chartered Director (CDir), and the INSEAD International Directors Programme (IDP-C). Jillian is currently working towards accreditation as a Genealogist. In addition to the Arts Council, her current Board work includes the Private Securities Authority and as Trustee (Director) of One in Four Ireland. She is a former independent Senator, former Vice President of the EU Advisory body, the European Economic and Social Committee; former Vice-Chair, European Movement Ireland, former Chair, Early Childhood Ireland; former Chief Executive of the Children's Rights Alliance; former Chief Commissioner of the Irish Girl Guides; and former President of the National Youth Council of Ireland. Jillian is a co-founder of the European Youth Forum. Jillian has been awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite by the President of France and an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.